BING CROSBY - CONTRACT SIGNED 01/11/1945 - HFSID 176278
BING CROSBY Bing Crosby signs a document with RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. that RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. may have Bing Crosby work with Rainbow Productions, Inc. Typed Document Signed: "Bing Crosby" in ink below "Agreed To;", 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1945 January 11.
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Bing Crosby signs a document with RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. that RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. may have Bing Crosby work with Rainbow Productions, Inc.
Typed Document Signed: "Bing Crosby" in ink below "Agreed To;", 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1945 January 11. Request in letter form from RKO Radio Pictures, Incorporated saying that they have the right to have Bing Crosby work with Rainbow Productions, Incorporated. In part: "This will confirm our agreement in connection with the agreement between us dated May 3, 1943, which agreement as heretofore amended is hereinafter referred to as the 'Employment Agreement'. It is hereby mutually agreed that we may assign said Employment Agreement and all of our rights thereunder [sic] to Rainbow Production, Inc., a California corporation. If the foregoing is in accordance with your understanding of our agreement, kindly indicate this by signing in the space provided below." Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (1904-1977) won the 1944 Academy Award for Best Actor for Going My Way. He was also nominated for Best Actor Oscars for The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) and The Country Girl (1954). Known for his relaxed "crooning" style of singing, Crosby recorded more than 1,600 songs that sold at least 500 million copies. His 1942 single of "White Christmas" sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and was the best-selling single in any music category for more than 50 years. Lightly creased not affecting signature. Two file holes at upper blank margin. Purple stamp at lower right. Overall, fine condition.
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